If you have an Oregon EBT Card, there are several ways you can obtain the balance on your card. In this post, we will explain in detail the three ways you can check your Oregon EBT Card Balance.
This Post Will Cover:
- How to Check Oregon EBT Card Balance
- List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
- Oregon EBT Frequently Asked Questions
The Food Benefits program helps households by providing access to healthy, nutritious food.
If you are approved for Oregon food stamps, your benefits will be deposited electronically on an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card.
The Oregon EBT Card, also known as Oregon Trail Card is similar to a standard ATM or debit card.
Oregon EBT Card benefits can be accessed by 5 AM the morning after they are posted to your EBT Card account.
You can use the benefits to make approved food purchases at eligible retail locations.
Most Oregon grocery stores accept EBT Cards as payment. Also, some grocery stores accept EBT online for pickup and delivery.
Additionally, you can use your Oregon EBT card at most farmers’ markets, including at select locations where you can double your money when you buy produce.
For instructions on how to check the balance on your Oregon EBT Card, keep reading below.
How to Check your Oregon EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your Oregon Trail Card balance. Here they are:
Option 1 – Locate Your Last Purchase Receipt
One of the easiest ways to check your Oregon EBT Card balance is to find the most recent purchase receipt or ATM receipt (for TANF recipients only).
At the bottom of the receipt, you will find the current balance on your card as shown in the image below.
In order to use this method to check your balance, be sure to save all of your recent Oregon Trail Card receipts.
Option 2 – Check Your Oregon Trail Card Balance Via Phone
Another option is to check your card balance by calling the Oregon EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 1-888-997-4447.
After you call, listen to the message about more options. On the phone keypad, enter the option # that allows you to hear your card balance.
Before you call, be sure to have your EBT Card number, 4-digit PIN, and Social Security Number (SSN) ready.
You must provide this information to receive your EBT card balance information.
For detailed instructions on how to use your Oregon EBT Card and to learn about other card benefits, click here.
Option 3 – Check Your Balance Online
The last option to check your Oregon EBT Card balance is online. You can check your EBT Card balance online by using the EBT Edge online portal.
Once you are on the site, click the “Cardholder Login” button located at the bottom left-side of the page.
After that, enter your User ID and Password to log into your account and retrieve your Oregon EBT Card balance.
For help, please refer to the screenshot below:
Oregon EBT Card Surcharge-Free ATMs
If you are a Oregon EBT Cardholder and receiving cash assistance, you can access your benefits at ATMs in Oregon.
You can use eligible ATMs to check your Oregon EBT Card balance or view your transaction history.
Many eligible EBT ATMs have surcharge fees for using them.
You can find out if you will be charged a fee by starting to take out money. The ATM will tell you how much it will charge.
You can then cancel the withdrawal and try another ATM. The steps you follow may be different for each type of ATM you use.
For small amounts of cash, you can go to a grocery store or pharmacy store that lets you take out cash benefits or gives cash back with a purchase.
List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
Currently, there are 16 grocery stores that accept Oregon EBT Cards online for home delivery or store pick-up.
Oregon EBT cardholders can buy food online for delivery and/or pickup from the approved grocery stores listed below.
- Astoria Co-op
- Bend Food 4 Less
- ExtraMile by Jacksons
- Fred Meyer
- New Seasons Market
- Rosauers Supermarkets
- Roth’s Fresh Markets
- Stop and Go Shell
- Union Market
- Whole Foods
For more information about how you can use your EBT Card to shop online for delivery, click here.
Oregon EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about the Oregon EBT Card.
What other benefits come with the Oregon Trail Card?
Present your Oregon Trail Card and Buy $5 tickets to watch plays, music, theater, and dance shows for the entire family.
This is part of the Arts for All program.
How much will I get on my EBT card each month?
The amount of benefits you receive on your EBT Card each month is determined by your income and household size.
You can use the Maximum Monthly SNAP Amount Chart to find out the highest amount of benefits you can receive each month.
Does receiving Food Stamps affect my taxes?
No, Oregon food stamps benefits are not considered income. Receiving SNAP will not affect your tax return, increase your tax bill or reduce your refund.
I have seen people purchase non-food items with an EBT card. I thought SNAP was only for food?
Yes, SNAP benefits are only for food. However, some people have an EBT card for their TANF (cash assistance) benefits.
You can use TANF benefits to purchase food and non-food items. For information on TANF eligibility, contact your local government benefits assistance office.
Where can’t I use my Oregon EBT Card?
You cannot use your Oregon EBT Card at the following locations:
- Poker Rooms
- Card Rooms
- Smoke & Cannabis Shops
- Adult Entertainment Businesses
- Tattoo & Piercing Shops
- Spa/Massage Salons
- Bingo Halls
- Bail Bonds
- Gun/Ammo Stores
- Cruise Ships
- Psychic Readers
Can I have someone else help me shop using my EBT account?
Ask your local Oregon Food Stamps caseworker about setting up an Authorized Representative (AR).
The AR will have a separate card with his or her own account number and PIN.
In addition, the EBT system is able to track which card is used at any time. The AR will have access to your entire benefit account.
Can I use my Oregon EBT card in other counties and other states?
Your Oregon EBT card will work at any store or ATM that accepts EBT cards in the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
Additionally, there are no rules against using your EBT card outside of your state of residence.
However, you are required to report any address change to your local county public assistance office.
If I don’t use all of the benefits I received this month, will these benefits still be available to me next month?
Yes, benefits that are not used in the month issued will stay in the EBT account. You may use these benefits in the following months.
What if my card doesn’t work, or is lost/stolen?
If your Oregon Trail card does not work, you should first call the SNAP Replacement Line at 1-855-328-6715.
If your card has been lost or stolen, report it immediately by calling Customer Service at 1-888-997-4447.
A replacement card will be mailed to you upon reporting that your card has been lost, stolen or damaged.
Replacement cards will be received within 3-5 business days.
How do I report a store or person that I think is misusing food or cash benefits (committing fraud)?
Misusing benefits on purpose is a federal crime. If you misuse benefits, your benefits can be taken away. To report a store or person misusing benefits, click here.
What items am I allowed to purchase with my EBT card?
For information on items that you are allowed to purchase with EBT food benefits, click here.
Cash aid may be used to purchase anything that can be legally purchased with currency (cash).
Can I go to a bank teller and withdraw money from my EBT account?
No, you may only withdraw money from an ATM or through a cash-back/cash-only withdrawal at a participating store.
Additionally, bank tellers do not have information or access to EBT accounts.
Are there any fees for using my Oregon EBT Card?
There is never a charge for using your card to buy food. However, any Bank surcharges (if any) for using cash machines will be taken from your account.
How do I buy food and items with my EBT Card?
Here’s how to use your EBT Card to purchase food items:
- Swipe your card at the store’s payment machine.
- Then select “EBT” from the card options.
- Next, enter your 4-digit PIN.
- Complete the transaction and take your receipt – it will show your current EBT Card balance at the bottom.
Oregon EBT Card Discounts and Savings
Did you know that there are exclusive discounts and freebies available to Oregon EBT Cardholders?
It’s true! If you are currently receiving food stamps, find out how you can save with your Oregon EBT Card.
Oregon EBT Card Account
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For more information on Oregon Food Stamps, check our articles on Oregon food stamps office and Amazon Prime discount for Oregon Trail Cardholders.
If you are interested in applying for food assistance in Oregon, you can find out more information on eligibility and the online Oregon SNAP application here.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Oregon Food Stamps and EBT, including:
- How to Check Oregon EBT Card Balance
- Income Limit for Oregon Food Stamps
- How to Buy Groceries Online with Oregon EBT Card
- Grocery Stores that Accept EBT online
- How to Get 50% off Amazon Prime with EBT